Author(s): Suzanne Lowry
This style book opens the doors of houses, apartments and chateaux throughout France - the homes of writers, aristocrats, artists and actors who have succeeded in creating their own particular ambience in a variety of architectural settings. La Vie en Rose opens the doors of homes of writers, aristocrats, artists and actors who have created an original ambience in houses, apartments and chateaux throughout France. Some are French-born, others expatriates; some live in great castles or luxurious city apartments; others in Bohemian studios or simple farm and village dwellings, lured by the culture and style of the French joie de vivre. The book celebrates the rich variety of architectural and interior styles across the different regions of France. Divided into three sections - The Grand Style, City Chic, Life in the Country - contrasting settings and lifestyles are covered. In France, in recent years, influential designers and architects, such as Ines de la Fressange and Gae Aulenti, have nibbled away at fixed ideas and traditional styles. No-one can live in France and be impervious to French attitudes and flair; at the same time ideas from elsewhere constantly enliven the culture. The talents of lifestyle writer Suzanne Lowry and accomplished photographer Tim Clinch combine to conjure up the allure of living in la belle France.
Author Biography: Suzanne Lowry has lived in France for almost fifteen years, most of them working in Paris as Correspondent for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. She is now a freelance writer and journalist, contributing to a wide range of publications, including House & Garden magazine. Tim Clinch specializes in photographing interiors and has contributed to many publications, including House & Garden, and Traditional Homes, Verandah and Victoria in the United States. He lives in Gascony.